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Pearl D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1052) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Robin McHugh,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1052

Videotape testimony of Pearl D., who was born in 1929. She recalls attending Hungarian school; cordial relations with non-Jews prior to 1938; her parents sheltering her from any unpleasantness; having to wear the yellow star; ghettoization in another town; transport seven weeks later to Auschwitz; separation from her family except her older sister; transfer to a slave labor camp; her sister doing part of her work; a German guard giving them extra food; transfer six months later to Bergen-Belsen; no provision of food or water; her sister keeping her alive; liberation by British troops; her sister's death ten days later; returning home seeking family; learning they all were killed; living with a cousin in Czechoslovakia; marriage in Prague; emigration to Israel, Canada, then the United States; and the births of three sons. Ms. D. discusses the importance of her sister's help to her survival; her depression after the war; and not sharing her experiences with her children, wanting to shelter them.

D., Pearl, 1929-
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
October 14, 1987.
Prague (Czech Republic)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Pearl D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1052). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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